Richard C. Kelly

Richard C. Kelly

Retired Chairman and CEO of Xcel Energy Inc. (a utility supplier of electric power and natural gas service operating in eight Western and Midwestern states)

Mr. Kelly served as Chairman and CEO of Xcel Energy Inc. from 2005 to 2011. He also served in various executive positions at Xcel Energy, including President, COO, and Chief Financial Officer. Before the merger that formed Xcel Energy Inc. in 2000, he held a variety of finance-related positions at predecessor companies New Century Energies and Public Service of Colorado.


Mr. Kelly has been a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 2013, and brings extensive knowledge and more than 45 years of diverse energy experience and leadership as a utility industry executive. His specific expertise includes safety, utility operations, clean energy, nuclear and renewable power and finance. Mr. Kelly previously served as a director of Canadian Pacific Railway (2006 to 2014).